8th of April, 1961

The 8th of April, 1961, fell on a Saturday. Day 98 of 1961. Decade: 1960s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 8th of April, 1961:

  • 238 people are killed when British passenger ship Dara sinks off the coast of Dubai.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 8th of April, 1961:

  • United States: Blue Moon - Marcels
  • United Kingdom: Wooden Heart - Elvis Presley

News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 8th of April, 1961.

  • John F. Kennedy.

    U.S. President John F. Kennedy was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1961.

  • 1961 in movies.

    Movies released in 1961 included West Side Story, The Guns of Navarone, El Cid, The Absent-Minded Professor, The Parent Trap, La Dolce Vita, Lover Come Back, King of Kings, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Splendor in the Grass, Breakfast at Tiffany's and The Hustler.

  • 1961 in music.

    The Billboard Charts in 1961 were dominated by the likes of Elvis Presley, Bobby Lewis, Jimmy Dean, Ricky Nelson, The Marcels, Del Shannon, Bobby Vee, Ray Charles and Bert Kaempfert.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 8th of April:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 58 years, 7 months and 10 days have passed since the 8th of April, 1961.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 14 of 1961.
  • Leap Year: 1961 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 8th of April, 1961, will be 58 years of age.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 8th of April, 1961:

  • 13th of March, 1961: The 1961 Kurenivka mudslide kills 145 people in Kiev, Ukraine.
  • 12th of April, 1961: Russia's Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to journey into outer space.
  • 17th of April, 1961: The Bay of Pigs Invasion occurs when a CIA-sponsored paramilitary group attempts to invade Cuba.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 8th of April, 1961, will have the star sign Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1961 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 8th of April, 1961 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States on the 8th of April, 1961.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 8th of April, 1961 was probably conceived around the 29th of June, 1960. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 8th of April, 1961 is the 16th of January, 1962. (Rough Estimate).

8th of April

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 8th of April, 1961.

  • 21,407 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,849,568,400 seconds have passed since the 8th of April, 1961.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,157,829,800 times.
  • Since the 8th of April, 1961, earth has travelled approximately 954,377,294,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 308,261,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 159,062,882 steps. That's about 70,695 miles!
  • Since this date, 22,194,821 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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